1619 National Celebration of Black Women

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 2019 marks the 400th year commemoration since the first slave ship arrived at Jamestown.

In 1641, Massachusetts legalized slavery, specifying that a child inherited its status from the mother, rather than the father, reversing English common law.

An event is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. at Ruocco Park and it celebrates the strides that black women have made since 400 years ago when the first slave ship filled with African captives arrived along the shores of present-day Virginia. The City of San Diego proclaimed 1619 National Celebration of Black Women Day yesterday.

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